„To safeguard the KMT’s reins of government and majority in the legislature, as well as the future of the public and the Republic of China, I must apologize (for breaking my promise to serve as New Taipei City mayor in full term) to each New Taipei City resident who supports me. I want to tell every Taiwanese and resident of the city that I am doing this (going for the 2016 ROC presidential election) because I have to protect the ROC we love, the democratic politics we have fought to preserve and our healthy democracy of checks and balances.“

—  Eric Chu, Eric Chu (2015) cited in " Presidential Election: KMT’s Eric Chu takes over campaign http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/10/18/2003630321" on Taipei Times, 18 October 2015.
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